Health and Safety Management
A safe working environment is at the heart of everything we do and our uncompromising approach to the safety of every employee, client and supplier is a cornerstone of the Lindner Facades belief system.
An uncompromising approach to health and safety Every single one of our construction projects has a tailored and collaborative approach to health and safety, no matter what size or level of complexity. With health and safety at the very core of our business, our aim is to be recognised as the safest building envelope contractor in the UK and our other markets – ensuring no harm to our people, surrounding trades or the public. We set demanding key performance indicators, measure our goals, minimise our risks and ensure we conform to and maintain the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standard of accreditation.
Also, we achieve successful certification to Achilles and CHAS on a consistent basis. Our experienced health and safety managers, and external consultants, carry out frequent inspections on each site and office, and senior management and directors regularly undertake tours of our projects. Without exception, information gathered from performance measurements and audits is always reviewed and lessons learned are cascaded into the business.
We create the right culture
Health and safety is integrated into every aspect of our work processes and thus we encourage and engage with employees, creating a safe working culture and resulting in continuous improvement. Safety for us is a mindset and an attitude adopted by everyone from our managing director to our newest recruit; it is not only viewed and stated simply as our number one priority, it is always considered a core value that is instilled in all areas of our company. Our people are encouraged to report all near misses or any change in conditions straight away. We ensure that everyone is in a position to identify risks on a daily basis. This is valued highly by our clients and main contractors, and has significantly contributed towards constantly improving our own health and safety record. We also recognise that communication is key to our success, and our Health and Safety Forums provide an invaluable framework for consultation.
Current health and safety statistics
- Over 2 million man hours worked RIDDOR free
- Zero Prohibition Notices
- Zero Improvement Notices
- AFR of 0.0 for the last four years
It is the policy of the company to provide services of a consistently high quality to our customers, and to establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with both customer and legal requirements.
Lindner Facades, in its pursuance of achieving long lasting success, is committed to enhancing customer satisfaction by consistently providing a quality of service that meets or exceeds client requirements and expectations, and to provide such service in a manner, which ensures the safety of customers, staff and any third parties. The best way to achieve this is by continuously auditing our processes. When areas for change are identified they will be introduced following careful assessment, including a cost benefit analysis, to ensure the improvement of the service to our clients, and the enhancement of the management system as a whole.
Our commitment to continual improvement has been rewarded with the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its Quality Management System.
We pride ourselves too on implementing and complying with all requirements of the Integrated Quality, Environmental and Safety Management System and any other applicable requirements. Quality requirements are met with defined management responsibility in place to ensure that all members of staff are adequately trained and are fully familiar with the company’s commitment to providing services of a consistently high quality to our clients.
Lindner Facades believes that in the pursuance of achieving long lasting success, it must be environmentally aware and, for this reason, is committed to operating an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) as part of an integrated framework for sustainable environmental stewardship. Our EMS complies with all applicable environmental legislative, client and local community requirements. The EMS is integrated within Lindner Group’s mission to protect human health and safeguard the environment. This is accomplished through setting targets for environmental stewardship, reducing or preventing pollution, preserving environmental resources, and the use of ecologically tested and acceptable materials wherever possible.
The EMS establishes Lindner Facades’ commitment to environmental performance. We do this through a process of continual improvement, creating strategic objectives and targets, maximising opportunities, and measuring our environmental performance with the primary target of reducing our carbon footprint to a minimum.
Lindner Facades’ EMS is certified with the ISO 14001:2015 and is designed, amongst other things, to meet the following goals:
- Ensure compliance by meeting or exceeding all applicable environmental legislative and other requirements
- Strive to continually improve environmental performance in terms of both regulated and unregulated environmental impacts
- Provide for a safe and healthy work environment so that our employees are enabled to participate in improving our environmental performance
- Promote employee awareness and involvement as a means of achieving high performance results and better understanding of the potential benefits of our EMS
Lindner Facades recognises that it must integrate its business values and operations to meet the expectations of its stakeholders, which include customers, employees, regulators, investors, suppliers, the community and the environment.
We realise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to these stakeholders are integral to our business and aim to demonstrate them through our actions, within our corporate policies and through the correct use and continual improvement of our Integrated Management System.
We take all feedback received from stakeholders seriously and will be open and honest when communicating our strategies, targets, performance and governance to them, as part of our continual commitment to sustainable development.
We ensure that all the necessary resources are available in order to realise our corporate obligations and responsibility for our performance towards corporate social responsibility rests with all employees throughout the company.
Our various certifications in international standards for health & safety, quality and environmental management as well as memberships in several associations proof our motivation and responsibility.
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